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    January 27, 2010
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>> bc world news" is presented by kcet, los anges. funding for this presention is made possiblby the freeman foundation of new rk, stowe, vermont, and honolul the newma's own foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur undation. and union ba. >> union bankas put its
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financial strength to workor a wide range of companie from small sinesses to mor corporations. whatan we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> it is question time as the bbc brings th afghan presiden and the british prime minister and in front o the young audien. whorled powers focuson yemen's government as a struge wi extrism. president obama prepares to face the public and politicians. very warm welcome t"bbc world news,"roadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also arou the globe. my name is mike embl. coming up latefor you -- britain's tp lawyer at the time of the iraq war testifies.
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whyid he change his mind? and lessons from the meltdown. the wor econoc forum opens in davos andalls for fundental retnking of capitalis no ss. hello to u. could the afghan president's plan to offer talksnd money to peace with the tliban undermine the environment wi the afghaneople? homage kzai has been defending himself from the accusation. -- homage karzai. britain's prime minister swered questions from afghan d british studts and defended his deoyment of british troops. our world om paris our wod affairs correspondent was there. >>president karzai arrives
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londonnowing he has repair ork to do on hiswn reputation and that of his vernment. last year's afghan elections were widelyseen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, mo troops than ever were being killeor injured in the war against the taliban. was it, one studt asked, worth e price being paid? british soiers have been fighting in afghanistan for nine years. practically ha my life. ha we en any cnge in the situation over ere? will we get better? or will my children ask me the same question? >> i tnk the first thing to say i we had to takection in 2001. after the al-qaeda bombing of new york, the knowledge tt al- qaeda were opering from afghanistan, the hp that was given them by the taliban govement.
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the question is how can we keep our streets safe and how good the rest of the world ep itself safe if aqaeda was free to move within afghantan? >> mr president, i want to ask you about corrupti in afghanistan? >> thisuestion of corruption would not go away. one student sa it wasa bigger pblem than the lackf securi. president kari said he was alread figing it. >> tomorr, we will announce a plan for renewed, invigorated anti-corruptioneasures. >> the bitish prime minister descbes the president's wo as -- lots have to be a stronger and penalties harsher. -- laws have to be strger. we dout ourid through the afghan governmen i think that is the right thing to do.
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but we have a system o monitoringhe includes the world bank d other institutions that are oking cafully to make sure the money gets to t destination. >> each has criticized the other often and open. today, finally, an attempt at mutual warmth. >> prime minister gdon brown i found to be an extremel stinguished person. a kind person, with whom i have an excellent working retionship. >> preside karzai is trng to ruild his country. we have to support him. >> it is uecessary shoof unity. each m knows publ support r the war is fragile and need to be sustained. alan little, bbc news. >> financial leaders from arou the globe have pmised to work gether to combat risin islist extremism in yemen. the u.s. secrary of state hillary clton sa that military action alone would not be enough andhe u.s. would
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wo with yemen to promotes human rights, build democric institutns, and combat corruption. re is our middle east editor. >> some ofemen's and many troubles came to london. thesepeople want independence for the south. in the noh, others are fighting trouble war. -- fighting a tbal war. >> [unintelligible] >> ad in yemen, these are the leadersof al-eda's franchise who claid theyrained a man who tried to blow up an americ airliner christmas day. ich is why lders fom the world's most powerful countries were in london today >> w ve to do more, but we ha to work in conjunction with thgovernment of yemen. hover, the governnt of yen must do more also. >> the problem is that the american administrion needs to
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demonstrate t their voters ey have an effective engement in yemen. t the yemeni government needs to downplay corp. because the yemeni public opinion is so hostile to erican policy i -- downpl cooperaon becse the yemeni plic opinion is so hostile to american policy in the middle east. >> this means improving le and in this beautif, desperat or country. their only signifint export -- oil -- running out. it is too easy t attract te young to al-qaeda's promise of glorus death. and water is rning out, too. fewer than one in five people in th country have access to safe war. ree-quarters of the population have no ectricity. a significant portion are
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unemoyed. al-qaeda isell established in yemen and maybe recruiting for people pushed t of afghanistan anpakistan. yemen is not a fled state, but it is failing. putting it righ will not be quick or easy. it might not even be possibl abc newst the foreign office. - bbc news, at the foreign fice. >>he prime minister honduras has flown out of theountry after months of siegein the brzilian embassy. is thought he is traveling to e dominican repubc. he left his refuge after his successor was sworn in as present. shares inoyota have llen sharplyn news that it s suspded americasales of eight models, citing safety concerns. tre also is suspending production of those models north american plants. last week 3 million cars were
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sold with faulty acceleration petals. the black boxes from the aircraft acrosthe lebanese coast haveeen found. it crashednto the mediterraneanust minutes afr taking off from beirut all 90 passenrs and crew are feared dead. britain's former attorney general stood by his decision to declare the invaon of iraq legal. he was oselyuestioned at the iraq iniry here i ndon, and he tolthe inquiry he gave the nal go-aad after a series of discussions wth american and british politicians. >> february 2003, andhe kuwaiti desert atthe border with iraq. btish soldie were waiting. in london,ord goldsmith, then attorney genera knew he would ve to come to view abo
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whether th invasion of iraq would be lawful. for months, he hadoubts. in jul 2002, he told the inquiry held he had given tony lair unwelcome advice about hs dialogue wit george bu. >> i did not want t be any doub that in my view the pme minister cou not have the view that he couldgree with esident bush and somehow go thout going back to the united nations. but then it cnged. mid-february 2003, lord goldsmith anvisited washingt. in that condoleezza rice and her members of the bush adminiration. he met cdoleezza rice. when he returned, he thought wa could be justified. march 70, he gave his auority for war. -- march7, he gave his authority for war. >> i do recall telling cabinet, well, there isnother point of view. this is th conclusn i have reached.
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then the discussion onthe legalityimply stopped. >> theedia reports it was pressurerom people closeo tony blair that fced lord goldsmith to change s mind and the war. >> it was allegedou had been morer less pended tohe wall inhe downing street showdown -- pinned to the wall in that theowning street showdown. a pincer movent had been done on you d you were told wt blair waed. yohave a comment? absote and complete and utter nonsense >> hours of discussion abt the wording of the un resolution. for goldsmith beca convinced of the ll legal justification of the invasion at the iraq inquiry, bbc news. >> is just hours until -- i
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just hour until president ama gives his state of the union address. what can he do to meet the approval ofthe american public i askeour corresponnt in washington. >> the last democratic president bill clinton sai it was all about the econy. he needs to shodonight, ke, that he feels th pain of those sing their jobs. how will he it? we brought together experts to have watched dozens of these occasions betweenou. patrick, first -- what you think willee tonight? >> i think obama's choice is beeen being thebama of 2009 to play t the basef his party,eryiberal, printing mone and this is on health care,eform -- so-call -- compared to the candidate of 20 who was attending tbe
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somethi for everyon mor moderate in hi langue and prescriptions. at the he will oose to go back be the new old obama of 2008, appeal to middle americ independent vors. that is those pele in the majori of the coury who have focused on jobs and the economy and housing. >> michael do you agree tt he may ha to get ay from the base? >> i think thats right. adding there was a fundamental misreading of the last election -- i think that was right. i thinkthere was a fundamental mieading othe last election. e reality is it was a rejection of the bush admistration, not a fundamental change ofmerica as a center-right nation. that has got him in trouble in the fight or health care. he will use this to ve back to the center. >> is thatnot what bill cnton used to do? >> absolutely. this is the dick morris/bill
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clinton playbook. in 1994 when republics won the congre back in an historic vtory, clinton had a choice. he walso going down the liberal path,nd thanks toick morris's advice, he chose to be ove and beyond his par and cut deals with theepublican and regnize where theountry stood, as mike wassaying, at that time. >> but then, if he goes back to the table, surely demoats can rightly say yo were meant to be a difrent kind of candidate. >>he is different. that will make more difficult. bill clintonas basilly a moderateouthern governor despite how he ran and w the governme in his first couple of yrs. heas basically at the center the economy -- basically at the center of theountryand the econy. barack obama is a legislator by tre, and on the ft wing of his party. it will be hard for him to move
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to the center. >> national secury, the fight agait terrorism -- will which -- we will hear about our policy, will not? >> i thk iwill be explanatory, rlly. trying to explain to the american pele why the new strategy on afghanistan. he will trumpet the success in iraq, were forecast success as the whe house is no longer focuseon that. i think he will talkbout trorism in terms of its potential to impact domestically. americans are coerned about terrorism, b they are concerned about at-home terrorism. >> do you think this is whoops -- you think is is going to a domestic speech? >> i think it will be abou domestic iniatives. most of them sll, targeted to the middle class, bu designed to show he can achie things for the average worr. >> thk you very much. we will al be watching as tat
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speech uolds. i wilbe treating as we see the main points of the speec through -- i wl beweeting as wsee the main points of the eech. >> do let us kno what yohink on facebook and twitte still to come ad -- apple esent its late creation. first though, the north d south korean mility have exchangedfire along their dispute western a border. officials s the north fired seral shells into the seat near an islancontrolled by the south. south korean forces returned fire. pyongyang sa ts wasart of a mitary drill. >> be south korean government has set -- the south korn goverent has sent a message of protest toyongyang. it is making its concerns clear
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journalists. >> the artilly firing is an illegal act, and we call north korea to stop immediately. >> as the first 30 artillery shells splhed into the city, it was visible from the south rean coastal gun positions. 100 shot, fired as a warning, were fired in response. this isnother example of north rea's strategy of increasing tension in an effort win diplomatic concessions. the western maritime boundary, which north kor has long sputed, has been the scene of deadly confroations in e past. in vember last yea there s a brief gun battle here tt is reported to have kied one north korean saer. in this latest iident, there areo repor of damagesr
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casualties the latest pictures fom pyongyanshow nothing unusual, and the goverent issued a atement describing the tillery fire is part of an annual dril but there could be morto come. north kor' waing again shipping remains in efft until march. bbc news. >> the latest heaines 41 "bbc worlnews." on the evef a london confence on aghanistan, the british pri mister and afghanresidentdefended the desion to bring the taliban intohe political mainstream. and conference on yemen has ended wi atrong commitment to the country's future and promes of refm from the untry's government. the openi day of the world economic for ithe swiss resort ofavos has been done -- been dominated by a discussion
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on how to regulat e banking sector eir arguments the greater regulaon could hamper economic recovery. >> the cracks on t ice are showg. no longer smoot glacial, harmony in davos, but a divi between those callifor reform d those arguing against it. and particarly throle of te world moneyming institutions. the clashes began first thing well delegatesere still arrivi, banking executives taking exceion to president obama's proposal to rein big banks in. the french president as well known for his passionate criticism of unfettere capitalism and calls for greater inteational regulation. he did not disappoint. >> therisis we are experiencing is not a crisis. it is acrisis as a resultof
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the skewing of capitalm. >> he said he agreed with president obama. bankers should not be allowed to engage in speculive banking, oexpect large bonuses. >theirrt remuneration packas that wl no longer be tolerated -- there are remuneration packages that will no longer be toleratedecause they're not related to merit. one is totally scking is that yocan make a lot o mon when things a gng well and you think it is qte right to continue to rn a lot ofoney when tngs are not goi well. >> president sarko's speech is creating a buzhere. the roowasacke to hear him, but not everyone was a porter. there was a standing ovation, but he pointed out those who remaed in teir seats as
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peopleith a problem with what he h to say. outse, heavy security. in years ne byit wa protesters athe gate that they had to worry about. now it isthe hard questions beg asked insid thforum. bbc news at the world econic forum in davos. >> just befly, in nigeria, the senate and the cabet are at odds ov the fat of the president. cabit minters insist he is fit for office and cabinet misters want to know more abt his health. 2009 is dcribed as the worst year ever seen in terms of demand forcheduled flights. the tional air transport association has said airtraffic has seen ithe ggest decline nce 1945. fresh news for you here. a teenage girl was rescued alive from under a house in port--
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prince. this is 15 days after haiti's massiv earthquake. she is severely dehydrated a appears have a leg injy. she is happy,hocked, and cryi. suppls are starting to reach t hundreds of thsands made homele by the quake. the struggle to survive carries new dangers, ourorrespondent discered. >> this used to be a private golf course. no. 3000ried to live here. we came to film british aid network. patients will get paid to ear rubble with the donated wheelbarrows. it is only to he people survive, not for what we saw next. the man was unconscious. frantic relp, they pushed im up hill. in his name.
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it felt like a quarter of a mile. at the tp, u.s. soldiers lea few them through. they tried to help the injur man. ey took him to a field clinic where a team of civilian doctors had been working sce the earthqke. 600 people arseen a day. >> [intelligible] >> thisan had a seris head injury. >> [unintelligie] >> outsidewe wondered if he would survive. the doctors knew he had little chance. hai's tragedy brings tough decisions. >one of thequestions was how much did you on the gentlen. there was no ere to send him ere he uld get neurosurgery. >> weound out his name. he was jamil.
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his brother in law identifie the body. a private moment of their republic grief. --f veryublic grief. his brother-in-law w the one who encoured him to come to port-au-prince to find rk. insteaddeath found him. this man's death wanot caused by the earthqua, but it was a direct consequence of the struggle to survive. ian addional toll on people who already suffered so muc bbc news. >> just a lighter thought for u. after weeks anmonthsf excitement, apple has unveiled its lest thing. the ipad. steve jobdeclared the san frncisco launched as a revolutionary product. wh do you think? outechnology correspondent
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weighed in wh what he thinks. >> he is techlogies ultimate showman. steve jaws was keen to show off what heat - steve jobs was keen to show offpple's latest creati. >> we call it th ipad. >> it ll allow users to read book watch videos, surf the web, and much else apple hopes to repeat the trick it worked first with the ipod and then the iphone. but it had some drops,oo. >> we've done a lot ofthings, really. >> we wanted to be that natural. >> it can read whayou're right. >>t may look smart, but it ll have to squeeze into quite an narrow section of the market
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-- sewhere between smart as they spun a -- between a smart phne and a netbook. otherompanies hav launched taet computers. but e-readers like azon's can built ha faired better. the idcould make a difference. >> their many devices in the market that do similar this. what the market needs is a catalyst. in need meone like anpple to real make this device fully fleshed in the eyes of the conser. >> ste jobs certainly think he knows what consumerwant. they hope that therreally is a ipad-shaped gap in the market
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>> that will be good. before go, accusing it interesti driving turkey. -- a case of interest in drivi in turkey. this truck was interrupting at the top of your screen. three pedtrians crossing the bridge at the time. the driver rose up witho him realhat did it thout realizin thank you for beg with u on "bbc worldews." >> fuing was made possible by the freeman foundationf new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. the newman's n foundation. thjohn d. and catherin t.and union bank. >> union bank has pu i financial stngth to work for a wide range of mpanies from
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small busisses to major corporations. what can weo for you? >> i'julia stil. >> i'm kevin bacon. >> i'm kim cattra. >> hi, i'ken burns. >>'m lili taylor. and blic broadcasting is my source for news about e world. >> for ielligent conversation. >> for election coverage you can count on. >> for conversions beyond te sound bis. > a commitment to journalism >> for deciding who to vote for. i'm kerry washington, and public broadcastinis my source for intelligent connections to my community >> "bbc world news" was prested by kcet, los angeles. prested by kcet, los angeles.
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